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A different approach to flat stack display of magazines

Mark Fletcher
June 13th, 2014 · 5 Comments

magsasianflatstackCheck out the photo for a magazine display unit I saw in Hong Kong a few weeks ago. I meant to post this at the time and found it again last might when cleaning up photos. Notice their approach to the flat stack of bulk titles on the floor.

I like that they use an acrylic fixture to hold the magazines in place as this presents the product more professionally. I also like that it allows a higher stack without any chance of it being knocked over – this is essential in the small-format high-volume trances stores where I noticed this approach to flat stack magazines.

With many newsagents reconfiguring their magazine space I’m taking more notice of what other retailers do and will post more photos here of what I find interesting. I hope it helps.

Click on the photo for a bigger version.


Category: magazines

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 shauns // Jun 13, 2014 at 6:25 AM

    do not like it , it looks like it is just waiting for some one to trip over it


  • 2 June // Jun 13, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    shauns is right – shouldn’t be on the floor like that. People with trolleys would junk it in two secs but I think it probably works in a very small shop where no trolleys are
    able to fit.
    I’m afraid I’m paranoid about stuff on the floor. In fact it is the single most fought over issue with my husband who wants to fill up every little nook and cranny with “stuff”.
    I personally, like the lean, clean look – it is
    While I’m whingeing I cannot abide posters stuck all over the fittings. I have a Bauer merchandiser who knows I have Tuesday’s off and will come in and put stuff all over my fittings. I have told her to come when I am here (I work every other day) but she continues to do it so I am very close to banning her from the shop.


  • 3 Richard // Jun 13, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    If we paid the same rent and sold the same volume we would have to use every bit of space we could.


  • 4 Brendan // Jun 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Have to agree that it’s a hazard. Wouldn’t last a week before a trolley destroyed it and I can hear people cursing as they trip already.
    Stock stacked like this needs to be over knee high and located down aisles, not on corners as in this store.


  • 5 Clive // Jun 13, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    Have to wonder how our zimmer frame customers would navigate that one. And if they bent over like the chap in the photo they would do their back in. And if they bent using their knees keeping their back straight they wouldn’t get back up again.


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